Rako - hack (2023) @ecal
teg - radio (2023) @ecal
From heat to music. The teg-radio (thermoelectric generated - radio) is a self-charging and energy-generating kitchen radio. It uses the heat of an oven pane and transforms it into electricity. In this way, the energy that is usually lost through the hot glass pane is captured and recycled. The direct transformation of heat into music creates a magical moment that is not only poetic but also shows the potential in using lost energy.
caparica - shelving system (2022)
More than just one shelf. Two becomes three. Three becomes five. “caparica“ is inspired by the idea of giving users the opportunity to use a fundamental piece of furniture in the living space multifunctional. The structure of the shelf and the shape of the milled shelves allow flexible and versatile usage scenarios to be created. “caparica“ thus functions as a functional, flexible room sculpture.
elastic light - rubber light switch (2019)
As we use objects we often take light and especially materials for granted without knowing characteristics about them. In most cases it is only handled and accepted.
Due to the unique elasticity of natural rubber the lamp conveys the power of the material in form of light change. The more the natural rubber gets stretched the brighter the light. Furthermore this shows up through change of the material. The interplay between the „zero point“ and „maximal elasticity“ of natural rubber leads to a playful use of a rethought switch system which regulates a dimmable light.
Photos by Max Schürmann
Blend - impact area changing luminary (2021)
More and more is being demanded of our living spaces. They cannot respond as flexibly to the different uses and effects for which we claim them. Particularly due to the corona pandemic, multiple uses of a room in the living space are increasing.
By changing the light color of Blend, a room or a space in the home can be flexibly adapted to the needs and the necessary spatial effect. By analogue rotation of the colored glass tube, the color temperature of the light changes and thus reproduces different light colors adapted to the room in which it is used. To create the most natural lighting effects, the color gradient on the glass is based on the kelvin values of the solar cycle of a day.
Photos by Philipp Enzmann